Latest NewsNow Accepting Applications for the 2016-2017 AmeriCorps Program
Super Stars Literacy is now accepting applications for our 2016 – 2017 AmeriCorps program. AmeriCorps Members serve full-time in one of eight San Francisco Bay Area schools to provide immersive reading support services to K-2nd grade students. Super Stars Literacy was born in Oakland, and has expanded to locations in Hayward, and Newark, CA. In addition to… Read more »more... Help Spread the Story!
Tri-City Voice, serving Southern Alameda County, recently highlighted our organization’s work with students in Hayward and Newark schools. As our Executive Director Artavia Berry notes, “We’re equipping [our students] not just for success in the first, second, or third grade, we’re equipping them for life.” The Tri City Voice article comes after a great human… Read more »more... Join our team!
We are recruiting AmeriCorps Group Leaders to serve as literacy educators in Oakland, Hayward, and Newark! At Super Stars Literacy, we believe that when a child is able to read, that child has the power to transform the future. Our AmeriCorps Group Leaders serve Monday-Friday at our partner schools in the East Bay, offering teachers… Read more »more...
Our partners at the Oakland Literacy Coalition are planning for the annual summer convening and community celebration of Oakland literacy advocates! When adults connect, young people thrive! Wednesday, July 20 Jack London Aquatic Center 115 Embarcadero, Oakland 2:00-5:30PMmore... June 8 East Oakland Students Celebrate!
What a wonderful celebration! We were so happy to honor the students at Think College Now for their growth and work over the year. A special thank you to our friends at ABC7 who donated books to every Super Stars Literacy child and to the Oakland Zoo who provided special family passes!more... May 28 Popular Bakery Partners with Super Stars Literacy
85°C Bakery in Newark is proud to partner with Super Stars Literacy. 85°C Bakery hosted its second annual Super Stars Literacy Meet and Greet in Newark, providing an opportunity to recruit volunteers and spread the importance of literacy. Pictured are Maria Manling, Assistant Manager, and Julie Huson, Program Manager for Newark.more...
The Achievement Gap
Children from poor families enter school having been exposed, on average, to over 30 million fewer words than their more affluent peers.
A student who cannot read proficiently by 3rd grade is over 4 times more likely to drop out of school, which limits their own opportunities and continues the cycle of poverty in their communities
There is an almost 90% chance that a child who is a poor reader at the end of grade 1 will be a poor reader in grade 4.